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Proposal to make Neighbourhood Amenity Local Law 2021

Notice is given that Bayside City Council (Council) proposes to make a local law titled ‘Neighbourhood Amenity Local Law 2021’ (the Proposed Local Law).

The following information about the Proposed Local Law is provided in accordance with section 119 of the Local Government Act 1989 (Act):

Purposes of the Proposed Local Law
If made, the Proposed Local Law will provide for:
1. protection of community safety and neighbourhood amenity
2. protection of public assets and infrastructure, and the built and natural environment
3. enhanced use, access and enjoyment of public places for the community’s benefit
4. the administration of Council’s powers and functions
5. the revocation of Council’s Neighbourhood Amenity Local Law No. 2 (as amended), made in April 2012.

General Purport of the Proposed Local Law
If made, the Proposed Local Law will:

  • revoke the existing Neighbourhood Amenity Local Law

  • create offences relating to:
    - behaviour on Council land, the consumption and possession of liquor on Council land and roads, smoking in prescribed places, trading activities on Council land and roads (including the placement of advertising signs and mobile billboards), the placement of bulk rubbish bins on Council land and roads, obstructions on private land which interfere with Council land or roads (or persons on such land or roads), obstructions on roads, cultivation of vegetation on nature strips, filming on Council land, and the repair and storage and use of certain vehicles on Council land and roads
    - bike share and e-scooter share schemes
    - the use of caravans and like vehicles on private land
    - shopping trolleys
    - the condition of private land
    - open air burning and fires more generally
    - drains, watercourses and the discharge of groundwater
    - waste
    - amenity on building sites and asset protection
    - tree protection
    - the keeping of domestic and other animals and feeding of birds

  • provide for the administration and enforcement of the Proposed Local Law, allow for the incorporation of Local Law Guidelines and empower Council and authorised officers and delegated officers to issue permits, notices to comply, act in urgent circumstances and impound things

  • provide for infringement notices to be served on those whom an authorised officer or delegated officer has reason to believe is guilty of an offence.

Copies of the Proposed Local Law, accompanying Local Law Guidelines and the explanatory Community Impact Statement may be inspected at Council’s Principal Office at Royal Avenue, Sandringham during office hours and on Council's website.

Any person lodging a submission in relation to the Proposed Local Law must do so before 5:00pm Friday 5 March 2021. All submissions received by this time will be considered by Council in accordance with section 223 of the Act. 

Submissions

Submissions can also be addressed to: The Governance Officer, Bayside City Council, PO Box 27, Sandringham VIC 3191 or delivered to the Corporate Centre, 76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham.

If a person wishes to be heard in support of their submission, they must clearly indicate so in their submission. This will entitle them to appear in person, or by a person acting on their behalf, before a Special Committee of Council to be held on Wednesday 31 March 2021 at 6:00pm. The meeting will proceed if one or more persons request to be heard in support of their submission and will be held at the Council Chamber, Boxshall Street, Brighton, or held remotely via electronic media, and livestreamed on Council’s website:

Live-stream the Committee or Council Meeting

Any person making a written submission under section 223 of the Act is advised that all submissions and personal information will be managed by Council in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.

Enquires should be directed to Andrew Biffin, Service and Efficiency Coordinator on (03) 9599 4424 or by email to abiffin [at] bayside.vic.gov.au

Mick Cummins
Chief Executive Officer